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NBC News 18 Jan 2020

Key Republican Senators Now Open To Witnesses In Trump Impeachment Trial

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Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins said they'd be likely to vote for additional information in President Trump's impeachment trial. New evidence is bolstering the claims of Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, that he was connected to the Trump administration — including photos with Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and other Republican officials.


The Senate is expected to acquit President Trump on all charges, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after five months of investigation and a fierce fight on Capitol Hill.
The United States Senate has acquitted President Donald Trump of all charges in his impeachment trial about putting pressure on Ukraine in exchange for military aid.

Only one Republican Senator, Mitt Romney voted alongside Democrats to convict Trump for abuse of power.

The White House said it was a full vindication and exoneration but the Democrats warn more investigations on Trump are ahead.

Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from Washington.
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Key Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski said that she would not vote to convict President Trump at his impeachment trial, although she condemned his actions as "shameful."

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PREPARED TO BREAK RANKS AND POSSIBLY VOTE TO HEAR FROM
RANKS AND POSSIBLY VOTE TO HEAR FROM WITNESSES.
VOTE TO HEAR FROM WITNESSES. HANS NICHOLS REPORTS.
WITNESSES. HANS NICHOLS REPORTS. >> Reporter: TONIGHT,
HANS NICHOLS REPORTS. >> Reporter: TONIGHT, TWO MODERATE
>> Reporter: TONIGHT, TWO MODERATE REPUBLICAN SENATORS
TWO MODERATE REPUBLICAN SENATORS INDICATING THAT THEY
REPUBLICAN SENATORS INDICATING THAT THEY ARE OPEN TO HEARING
INDICATING THAT THEY ARE OPEN TO HEARING FROM WITNESSES IN
ARE OPEN TO HEARING FROM WITNESSES IN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S
FROM WITNESSES IN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S IMPEACHMENT TRIAL.
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S IMPEACHMENT TRIAL. >> I AM VERY LIKELY TO
IMPEACHMENT TRIAL. >> I AM VERY LIKELY TO VOTE FOR ADDITIONAL
>> I AM VERY LIKELY TO VOTE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
VOTE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. >> IF I DETERMINE THAT
INFORMATION. >> IF I DETERMINE THAT I DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH,
>> IF I DETERMINE THAT I DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH, I WILL VOTE TO -- TO
I DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH, I WILL VOTE TO -- TO ACCEPT ADDITIONAL
I WILL VOTE TO -- TO ACCEPT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
ACCEPT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. >> Reporter: THIS
INFORMATION. >> Reporter: THIS AFTERNOON, THE
>> Reporter: THIS AFTERNOON, THE PRESIDENT’S LEGAL TEAM
AFTERNOON, THE PRESIDENT’S LEGAL TEAM RESPONDING TO THE
PRESIDENT’S LEGAL TEAM RESPONDING TO THE SENATE IMPEACHMENT
RESPONDING TO THE SENATE IMPEACHMENT SUMMONS, CALLING THE
SENATE IMPEACHMENT SUMMONS, CALLING THE ARTICLES A "DRAWS
SUMMONS, CALLING THE ARTICLES A "DRAWS ATTACK ON THE RIGHT OF
ARTICLES A "DRAWS ATTACK ON THE RIGHT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO
ATTACK ON THE RIGHT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO FREELY CHOOSE THEIR
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO FREELY CHOOSE THEIR PRESIDENT."
FREELY CHOOSE THEIR PRESIDENT." THEIR COMMENTS COMING
PRESIDENT." THEIR COMMENTS COMING AFTER FRESH PHOTO
THEIR COMMENTS COMING AFTER FRESH PHOTO EVIDENCE PUTTING LEV
AFTER FRESH PHOTO EVIDENCE PUTTING LEV PARNAS, AN INDICTED
EVIDENCE PUTTING LEV PARNAS, AN INDICTED ASSOCIATE OF RUDY
PARNAS, AN INDICTED ASSOCIATE OF RUDY GIULIANI, INTO FOCUS
ASSOCIATE OF RUDY GIULIANI, INTO FOCUS FOR DEMOCRATS.
GIULIANI, INTO FOCUS FOR DEMOCRATS. THE PHOTOS BOLSTERING
FOR DEMOCRATS. THE PHOTOS BOLSTERING PARNAS’ CLAIM THAT HE
THE PHOTOS BOLSTERING PARNAS’ CLAIM THAT HE WAS WELL CONNECTED TO
PARNAS’ CLAIM THAT HE WAS WELL CONNECTED TO THE TRUMP WORLD.
WAS WELL CONNECTED TO THE TRUMP WORLD. >> EVERYBODY WAS IN
THE TRUMP WORLD. >> EVERYBODY WAS IN THE LOOP.
>> EVERYBODY WAS IN THE LOOP. >> Reporter: THE
THE LOOP. >> Reporter: THE PHOTOS RELEASED BY THE
>> Reporter: THE PHOTOS RELEASED BY THE HOUSE JUDICIARY
PHOTOS RELEASED BY THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ALONG WITH
HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ALONG WITH TEXT MESSAGES THAT
COMMITTEE ALONG WITH TEXT MESSAGES THAT LINK PARNAS, A
TEXT MESSAGES THAT LINK PARNAS, A SOVIET-BORN
LINK PARNAS, A SOVIET-BORN BUSINESSMAN, TO HOUSE
SOVIET-BORN BUSINESSMAN, TO HOUSE REPUBLICAN DEVIN
BUSINESSMAN, TO HOUSE REPUBLICAN DEVIN NUNEZ.
REPUBLICAN DEVIN NUNEZ. A STRAUNCH TRUMP
NUNEZ. A STRAUNCH TRUMP DEFENDER.
A STRAUNCH TRUMP DEFENDER. PARNAS TEXTED AN AIDE
DEFENDER. PARNAS TEXTED AN AIDE TO NUNEZ TO ARRANGE
PARNAS TEXTED AN AIDE TO NUNEZ TO ARRANGE INTERVIEWS WITH KEY
TO NUNEZ TO ARRANGE INTERVIEWS WITH KEY UKRAINIANS.
INTERVIEWS WITH KEY UKRAINIANS. ALSO, DO YOU WANT TO
UKRAINIANS. ALSO, DO YOU WANT TO INTERVIEW THE GENERAL
ALSO, DO YOU WANT TO INTERVIEW THE GENERAL PROSECUTOR?
INTERVIEW THE GENERAL PROSECUTOR? NBC NEWS REACHED OUT
PROSECUTOR? NBC NEWS REACHED OUT TO NUNEZ’ OFFICE FOR
NBC NEWS REACHED OUT TO NUNEZ’ OFFICE FOR COMMENT AND HASN’T
TO NUNEZ’ OFFICE FOR COMMENT AND HASN’T HEARD BACK.
COMMENT AND HASN’T HEARD BACK. THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE
HEARD BACK. THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE DOESN’T KNOW PARNAS.
THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE DOESN’T KNOW PARNAS. BUT TODAY ONE OF THE
DOESN’T KNOW PARNAS. BUT TODAY ONE OF THE PRESIDENT’S
BUT TODAY ONE OF THE PRESIDENT’S IMPEACHMENT DEFENSE
PRESIDENT’S IMPEACHMENT DEFENSE ATTORNEYS, PAM BONDI,
IMPEACHMENT DEFENSE ATTORNEYS, PAM BONDI, WHO WAS ALSO PICTURED
ATTORNEYS, PAM BONDI, WHO WAS ALSO PICTURED WITH PARNAS, SIMPLY
WHO WAS ALSO PICTURED WITH PARNAS, SIMPLY DISMISSING HIM AS A
WITH PARNAS, SIMPLY DISMISSING HIM AS A PUBLICITY SEEKER.
DISMISSING HIM AS A PUBLICITY SEEKER. >> CLEARLY LEV PARNAS
PUBLICITY SEEKER. >> CLEARLY LEV PARNAS LIKED TO TAKE PICTURES
>> CLEARLY LEV PARNAS LIKED TO TAKE PICTURES WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE.
LIKED TO TAKE PICTURES WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE. HE SHOWED UP AT EVENTS
WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE. HE SHOWED UP AT EVENTS PRETTY MUCH
HE SHOWED UP AT EVENTS PRETTY MUCH EVERYWHERE.
PRETTY MUCH EVERYWHERE. >> HANS NICHOLS JOINS
EVERYWHERE. >> HANS NICHOLS JOINS US FROM PALM BEACH
>> HANS NICHOLS JOINS US FROM PALM BEACH WHERE THE PRESIDENT
US FROM PALM BEACH WHERE THE PRESIDENT IS.
WHERE THE PRESIDENT IS. LATE TODAY THE HOUSE
IS. LATE TODAY THE HOUSE IMPEACHMENT MANAGERS
LATE TODAY THE HOUSE IMPEACHMENT MANAGERS DELIVERED THEIR
IMPEACHMENT MANAGERS DELIVERED THEIR WRITTEN BRIEF TO THE
DELIVERED THEIR WRITTEN BRIEF TO THE SENATE.
WRITTEN BRIEF TO THE SENATE. WHAT DID IT SAY?
SENATE. WHAT DID IT SAY? >> Reporter: WELL, IN
WHAT DID IT SAY? >> Reporter: WELL, IN A 111-PAGE BRIEF,
>> Reporter: WELL, IN A 111-PAGE BRIEF, THOSE IMPEACHMENT
A 111-PAGE BRIEF, THOSE IMPEACHMENT MATTERS SAID THAT
THOSE IMPEACHMENT MATTERS SAID THAT TRUMP’S CONDUCT IS THE
MATTERS SAID THAT TRUMP’S CONDUCT IS THE FRAMERS’ WORST
TRUMP’S CONDUCT IS THE FRAMERS’ WORST NIGHTMARE, THAT THE

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